The Ladue School District is pleased to announce that Reed Elementary was named a 2018 National School of Character (NSOC) by The Character Education Partnership (CEP), a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. The National Schools of Character (NSOC) program recognizes schools that have demonstrated the use of character education and development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate.
In 2018, along with Reed Elementary, 72 additional schools and 5 districts across the United States were recognized.
“We are so proud of Reed Elementary for receiving this recognition,” Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke said. “The entire staff has put their hearts and souls into creating an atmosphere of caring, honesty and respect for every student, every day. This is a wonderful, well-deserved recognition and an honor for our school and our district.”
The National Schools of Character program is not a competition. Schools participating in the program go through a rigorous process of feedback and coaching, as well as recognition for growth and excellence in the area of character development. Reed Elementary will hold its designation for five years and will be showcased in CEP’s annual publication and on its website.
Reed Elementary will be officially honored at the National Forum on Character Education on October 4-7, 2018, in Washington, D.C.